PHEV system is expected to accelerate the mass adoption of PHEVs through improved operational efficiencies and reduced cost.

Quantum will use the grant for product validation and to set up a pilot production line to accelerate launching of the new hybrid electric products developed at the company’s Advanced Technology Center located in Lake Forest, California.

The company has developed the Q-Drive PHEV system that powers the Fisker Karma, a high performance luxury sedan that was developed by Fisker Automotive, the green American car company that was co-founded by Fisker Coachbuild and Quantum.

The company recently introduced a PHEV F150 truck platform that incorporates the new Quantum PHEV drive called F-Drive.

Quantum, an integrated alternative energy company, is engaged in the development and production of advanced propulsion systems, energy storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles.